Finding Focus on Difficult Days

This morning, I had a difficult time quieting my mind during my meditation routine. While I’ve been pretty good at keeping the zen, some days have been harder to focus on well-being and just being.

This morning began feeling in a fog.

Perhaps it’s from the residual energy, feelings and conversations from this past week. Discussions with loved ones have revolved around the roller coaster of emotions — the ups, downs, all-arounds — of the coronavirus craze, as we lose count of the days under quarantine and contemplate the uncertainty that is unfolding. Even with friends who aren’t worried about money, shelter, food or job loss, there’s an unsettling air.

Peering outside my window, trying to keep a sunny outlook.

Since the shelter-in-place mandate began in mid-March in the San Francisco Bay Area, I’ve been processing physical, mental and spiritual lessons through my anti-viral vlogs.

Here’s how my morning unfolded, and some tips on how I got my energy to shift from fog to flow, as I deal with a low-flowing frequency and lackluster buzz these days.

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While routines are important, take the opportunity to get off the beaten path by not making plans and letting the lazy day unravel through impulse. Instead of my regular morning routine today, I decided to light incense, rearrange furniture and do a few other different things, which helped shift my perspective and energy.

Instead of my usual morning routine, I switched things up by moving furniture around.

Looking at things from a different vantage point.

In addition, I’ve been going even deeper into my inner-cise (a.k.a. self-care of my mind and spirit) meditation practice lately, meditating for at least 15 minutes every morning, journaling, blogging and being present during the slowness of the “normal.”

Externally, I’ve been taking care of my body with the balancing of veggies and baked goods (lol), daily walks, connecting virtually with folks I adore, (be it workouts with my #FitFam, Zoom dinners or creative collaboration groups), and letting myself feel the feels.

There are no rules. It’s OK to not feel productive. It’s OK to break the routine. It’s OK to feel the feels.

If you need more ideas and inspo on well-being, check out my “Anti-viral Vlogs.”

What are you doing to process all that is going on? Let me know in the comments below.

Sending good vibes and zen your way today….

xo
Toan